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BREEAM and WELL join forces to boost wellbeing standards

2 Dec 16

Collaboration between certification schemes said to be in response to demand from prime office developers

Hilary Benn

Benn calls on industry to work together to train apprentices

2 Dec 16

Brexit committee chair says building firms are responsible for ensuring there are enough future workers

Ecobuild 2016

Ecobuild launches off-site masterclasses and exhibition zone

1 Dec 16

Explore Offsite will be a dedicated show focused on the opportunities offered by off-site technology

Stephen Stone at Building Live

Industry looks to modular homes to solve housing crisis

1 Dec 16

Leading clients and housing minister say factory-built homes could transform the market

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Figure 1: Warehouse Relocated: 9 Cambridge Avenue

Whole-life carbon: Circular economy

2 Dec 16

Typical design approaches minimise energy use and then offset to reach net zero – but how reliable is offsetting in reality?

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Bacton Low Rise: Community blessed

7 Dec 16

The reinvention of the Bacton Low Rise council estate shows that regeneration is as much about residents as construction - and that it is better to view the local community as an asset than a hindrance

Holy Trinity Primary School, Dalston

Holy Trinity Primary School: Dual distinction

1 Dec 16

A lack of space means that many new schools in London are built within residential schemes and lack a visual expression of their own


Hansom HT

Hansom: The malcontents

2 December 2016

If you thought the grouse season was almost over, think again - there’s all manner of bellyaching this week - luckily, we have Titanic-inspired apartments, a tale of love pursued and a nice ski holiday to look forward to

Project news

Paddington Cube

Sellar's Paddington Cube wins planning

7 Dec 16

Decision on Renzo Piano-designed £775m scheme

60 London Wall

Green light for London Wall office block revamp

1 Dec 16

Former HQ of Dutch bank ING to be given additional four storeys

Wilkinson Eyre's Paris Gardens development

More major towers planned for London's South Bank

29 Nov 16

Southwark scheme features 52-storey resi block and sister office tower

One Crown Place thumb

Mace confirmed on £500m One Crown Place

28 Nov 16

The project is due to start enabling works in March next year with completion due in 2020

PRS scheme at Finzels Reach Bristol for Grainger

Willmott Dixon bags £46m Bristol PRS scheme

28 Nov 16

Grainger development comprises 194 homes

David Adjaye's proposals for 5 Strand

Plans in for major mixed-use scheme on London's Strand

28 Nov 16

Adjaye Associates showcases stone and bronze mixed-use development

Sketch of the week

Residential building in conservation area

Sketch of the week: Residential building in conservation area

2 Dec 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Chris Robinson, partner at Aldington Craig + Collinge

Stephen Stone being interviewed by Building editor Sarah Richardson at Building Live

Image of the week: Going Live

2 Dec 16

Crest Nicholson chief executive Stephen Stone is interviewed by Building editor Sarah Richardson


Sarah Richardson

Housing: Time to get serious

2 Dec 16

If the government is serious about tackling the housing crisis more needs to be done


Tour of a building site

Autumn Statement: Hit and miss

30 Nov 16

Last week’s Autumn Statement trumpeted an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes, but is the government set to miss its own target?


Sadie Morgan

Homes for humans

1 Dec 16 | By Sadie Morgan

As we scramble to address the housing crisis and rapidly changing demographics, we must not overlook the positive difference good design can make

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Online poll: Housing crisis

1 Dec 16

Can modular homes solve the UK’s housing crisis? Vote here



What to specify: Residential

6 Dec 16

Rapid rendering, accessible windows, vibrant carpet tiles for student housing, a deep undermount sink and a very thin radiator are among this week’s product news

From the archive

Steven Dixon, Rick Willmott, Sir Ian Dixon and Peter Willmott

This week in 1996

2 Dec 16

20 years ago a fresh-faced Rick Willmott was being groomed to take over Willmott Dixon


Nicholas Baatz

Futureproof your disputes

2 Dec 16 | By Nicholas Baatz

Leaving the European Union could cause complications for the enforcement of court actions against firms and entities in EU member states. Arbitration could offer an alternative

Simon Tolson

Letters of the law

2 Dec 16 | By Simon Tolson

The law on letters of credit has been upheld in two cases; banks cannot refuse to pay a demand meeting the requirements of a letter of credit unless it would involve fraud

Tony Bingham

Third time lucky?

2 Dec 16 | By Tony Bingham

Here’s a case that shows up the sheer muddle that is the Construction Act’s payment rules. They need to be rewritten - only not by those who made such a mess of it on the first two attempts

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